Home' Border Enterprise : Spring Summer 2010-2011 Contents EDITOR: Nick Russell DESIGN: Lisa Cunningham PHOTOS: Klaus Kiehne
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Vol 3. Summer/Autumn
USTRALIA might have its first
female prime minister but the
battle of the sexes is far from
A recent survey highlights a
widening pay gap between the genders — the
biggest in 16 years — finding that women would
have to work 66 days a year more than men to
earn the same amount.
And, while this disparity is likely to be
replicated here on the Border, there are some
more pleasing stories to be told about women in
Among the story ideas under consideration for
this edition of Enterprise was having a section
devoted to women in business.
A few names were suggested. Then, before
we knew it, we had half a magazine full of high
flying females. And, it could have been a lot
more. So, we settled on dedicating this, the 3rd
edition of Enterprise, to women.
Featured on our cover are two well-known
local business identities; Laurel Butler (formerly
Tyrell), Davis Sanders Home’s head of
marketing, and Maree Cables, owner of three
McDonalds franchises in Albury-Wodonga.
The close friends were the driving force
behind the initiative to raise funds to construct
a $500,000 Ronald McDonald Family Room at
Wodonga hospital to accommodate the families
of sick children receiving treatment in the
hospital’s special care nursery.
Laurel and Maree are pictured during the
construction of the Davis Sanders Homes
facility, which was built with the support of more
than 50 Border suppliers and tradespeople, and
officially opened in February, 2010.
Our featured ladies might come from diverse
backgrounds and work in a wide range of jobs
including local government, and the media,
hospitality, real estate and manufacturing
industries, but all share a common sense of
self-belief and determination to excel in their
This edition of Enterprise contains our regular
look at what’s new and innovative on the Albury-
Wodonga business scene, handy tips and
advice for the self-employed, and lots of photos
of local folk doing their thing to succeed in what
is still a pretty tough economic environment.
We hope you enjoy reading it and appreciate
l Winners and judges of
the Chambers Business
Awards 2010 held in
Albury in October.
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